Jingle and Song Composer, Musician, Performer, Arranger, Producer - Michael Loonan does it all. His growing list of business clients include 3M, First Choice Health Care, Quaker Oats, Westwings Bar and Grill, along with Professional Sports Teams, including the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Detroit Tigers, St. Paul Saints, El Paso Diablos, Charleston Riverdogs, New Haven County Cutters, Fort Myers Miracle, Charleston Stingrays, Sioux Falls Canaries, and more. Michael's ability to crank out a high-quality musical ditty in virtually any musical genre has put him in high demand for TV/radio jingles. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Michael began playing music as a child, beginning with piano lessons in third grade and eventually teaching himself guitar from Jimi Hendrix and Beatles records. Through the years, he's played with various Twin Cities bands. In addition to his solo work, he is a keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist for the local dance band 2nd Generation. Michael Loonan released his debut album, Graduation, in 1988. A promising mix of hard rock and gentle ballads, the album received favorable reviews and local airplay. His 1993 release, Share the Disguise, marked Loonan's growth as a songwriter, vocalist, and arranger, showcasing his knack for memorable, melodic pop craftsmanship. Share the Disguise received strong reviews in the local press and earned a Minnesota Music Awards nomination for 1993 in the Pop Album category. In addition to his recording work, Michael performs publicly around the Twin Cities, including regular appearances at the popular Axel's Bonfire Restaurants and St. Paul Saint's games during the summer months. Michael 's easygoing, humorous stage manner, strong original and cover material attract a loyal following. Michael is well-known for his creation of "the Loony Bin Band" and parody songs for KSTP-AM's The Mischke Broadcast. He produced and played on T. D. Mischke's debut recording Better Man, and contributed backup vocals to Mischke's 2004 release, "Whistle Stop." Michael has served as producer, session musician or arranger on recordings by many Minnesota artists, including producer Steven Anderson (www.stevencmusic.com), who utilizes Michael's vocals, guitar and piano on his nationally released CD compilations. Michael also plays regularly for private parties, meetings and events. See the "Pianist" bio below for more information.
Michael Loonan has been playing piano professionally since 1984, providing top-notch entertainment for private parties, weddings, and corporate events. Michael's vast repertoire includes popular standards, contemporary classics, jazz and classical. He can add elegant background music, sing and play, or step it up a notch and lead a variety of fun sing-along songs. He's guaranteed to please every age group! No piano at your location? No problem - Michael can bring along a keyboard and portable sound system...indoors or outdoors! To Contact Michael for Your Next Event: 651-699-1999 or write (firstname.lastname@example.org) Here are some of the clients and venues that Michael has played for: 3M Corporation Matt Birk's HIKE Foundation Lexington Restaurant Rolling Green Country Club Town and Country Club American Diabetes Association St. Paul Saints Baseball Frauenshuh Companies Marshall Fields Jeralyn Steele MN Continuing Legal Education Fine Line Music Cafe Calhoun Beach Club March of Dimes Foundation Hotel Sofitel Northwest Airlines Meeting Professionals International Cretin-Derham High School Radisson Hotel University of Minnesota KSTP Radio - AM 1500 Cities 97 RBC Dain Rauscher WCCO Radio - AM 830 Here's what people have to say about Michael and his music: "Michael is a virtuoso on the keyboard, and a real professional. He truly understands how to be background or be center stage, as the situation calls for. I think he could play virtually anything, and he definitely added a class act to our event." Sydney Zech, CMP - Senior Meeting Planner, RBC Dain Rauscher "Michael is a great addition to any party. He always puts a smile on our customers' faces. Michael is a master at spontaneous sing-alongs, and he's been our mainstay pianist for years." Maureen - Lexington Restaurant manager, St. Paul "Michael has played for years at our CLE receptions. He's a soothing backdrop after a full day of legal classes. He's professional and versatile. Our CLE attendees love his music." Hanna Werner, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Other services that Michael can provide for your event: - Background Music-Piano and vocalist solo or duo. Michael performs with various female and male singers, bringing a wide ranging songlist to your party - Dueling Pianos are a big hit these days!Michael can bring along a buddy to give your party a real fun, dance atmosphere! - Michael can play for your wedding ceremony, and can keep playing through the dinner and reception too! - Michael can play piano and sing at your party, and also play guitar and sing?playing great songs by Elton John, James Taylor, Marc Cohn and more! - Michael rents out a portable PA sound system, perfect for any small to mid-sized party, wedding receptions, etc. Microphones included! Best Resource for your entertainment needs: www.alltimefavorites.com
Michael Loonan Piano/Vocals Songlist Across the Universe – Beatles Afternoon Delight Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fat’s Waller Ain’t too proud to beg All I have to do is dream – Everly Brothers Allison – Elvis Costello All you need is love - Beatles All of you – Cole Porter America – Simon and Garfunkel American Tune – Paul Simon And I Love Her - Beatles And so it goes – Billy Joel Angel from Montgomery – John Prine As Tears Go By – Rolling Stones As Time Goes By – Hupfeld Bad bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce Blackbird -- Beatles Blues – Walkin’ in C Blue Eyes – Elton John Blue Moon Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins Blowin in the wind – Bob Dylan Boxer, The – Simon and Garfunkel Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day Bridge over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel Bring it on Home – Sam Cooke Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison Bye bye love – Everly Brothers Can you feel the love tonight? – Elton John Can’t help falling in love with you – Elvis Candle in the wind – Elton John Carolina in my mind – James Taylor Cat’s in the cradle – Harry Chapin Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel Champagne Supernova - Oasis Clocks - Coldplay Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd Cool Change – Little River Band Crazy – Patsy Cline Crocodile Rock – Elton John Danny Boy Daughters – John Mayer Desperado – Eagles Don’t be cruel - Elvis Don’t Get Around Much Anymore Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones Don’t Let the Sun go Down on Me – Elton John Don't Stop Believin'' - Journey Drift Away – Dobie Gray Easy - Commodores Every Rose has its Thorns - Poison Fields of Gold -- Sting Fire and Rain – James Taylor Fishin' in the Dark - Nitti Gritti Dirt Band Fly me to the moon – Sinatra Folsum Prison Blues – Johnny Cash Friends in low places – Garth Brooks Georgia on my Mind – Ray Charles Gimme Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd God Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts Grow Old with Me – John Lennon Here comes the sun – Beatles Hit me with your best shot – Pat Benetar Home – Michael Buble Homeward Bound – Simon and Garfunkel Hound Dog - Elvis How Sweet it is (to be loved by you) – James Taylor Imagine – John Lennon I’m in the mood for Love - Standard In My Life – Beatles In My Room – Beach Boys I’ve got you under my skin – Cole Porter I’ve just seen a face - Beatles I Wish – Stevie Wonder Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry Joker, The – Steve Miller Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel King of the Road - Roger Miller Knocking on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan Lean on me – Bill Withers Leaving on a jet plane – Peter, Paul and Mary Like a rolling stone – Bob Dylan Long December – Counting Crows L.O.V.E. – Nat King Cole Love Me Tender -- Elvis Mack the Knife – Blitztsein/Weill Makin’ Whoopee Mandy – Barry Manillow Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett Mellow Yellow – Donovan Memories of Us – Keith Urban Mona Lisa’s and Mad Hatters – Elton John Moon River – Sinatra Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin Nearness of You – Norah Jones New York, New York - Sinatra Night and Day – Cole Porter Norwegian Wood – Beatles On the Street where you live - Sinatra Pennies from Heaven – Burke/Johnston Piano Man – Billy Joel Pina Colada Song – Rupert Holmes Play Me – Neil Diamond Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn Purple Rain - Prince Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head – Bacharach Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash Roadhouse Blues – The Doors Rock around the clock – Bill Haley Rocky Raccoon - Beatles Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones Runaround Sue Save a horse, ride a cowboy – Big and Rich Say - John Mayer She’s Always a Woman to Me – Billy Joel She will be loved – Maroon 5 She’s got a way about her – Billy Joel Silver Thunderbird – Marc Cohn Sixth Avenue Heartache - Wallflowers Slip Sliding Away – Paul Simon Song for you – Leon Russell (Ray Charles) Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel Space Oddity – David Bowie Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin Stand by me – Ben E. King Summertime – Porgy and Bess Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond Sweet home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones Take it easy – The Eagles Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton Three times a lady – Commodores Tick-Tock – Stevie Ray Vaughn That’ll be the day – Buddy Holly This Love - Maroon 5 Till there was you – The Music Man Time of your life – Green Day Tiny Dancer – Elton John To Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan Trouble - Coldplay True Companion – Marc Cohn Try a little tenderness – Michael Buble Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers Under the Boardwalk Unforgettable Viva La Vida - Coldplay Way you look tonight We’ve Only Just Begun -- Carpenters What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong When I’m 64 – Beatles When will I be loved? – Buddy Holly Wild World – Cat Stevens Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton Yesterday – Beatles You ain’t goin’ nowhere – Bob Dylan You Don't Know Me - Michael Buble You make me feel so young - Sinatra You Send Me Your Song – Elton John You’re Sixteen – Ringo Starr You’ve got a friend – James Taylor